This is a distorted photograph of a glassed and framed photograph in a cafe I go to weekly. Did you get that?? It was a bit wordy wasn’t it!! This of course is a photograph of beautiful lady who is now a legend and died too early.
Without bagging out the legend of Marilyn Monroe I want to respectfully mention how this image is a distorted reflection of the truth about what beauty and happiness is. This image is a creation of a skilled person who knew that it would set the world on fire. It worked, but at what price??
This is a beautiful image but as I look at her life behind the mask I don’t want it, I just want to be content with the life I have been given and cherish it till the day I die.
I’m still the same person as I was a couple of years ago when it appeared as though I had nothing of worldly importance. Just because I now have the appearance of wealth people do treat you differently. I find this a sad reality, it would seem as though the world is swimming in the shallow end of the pool.
I have a new car , a fancy hair cut and some nice new clothes and because of this I’m having a different experience to what I am used to. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful for all the complements but I just hope people understand that I’m still the same person. That all this new stuff is just surface and it’s not who I am or what I have to offer.
I think back to the time when we seemed to have nothing and it felt as though we were nothing. How wrong is that thought pattern??? Very wrong!!! At least we had each other and our new child, at least I knew who my real friends were. My faith in God had never been stronger as the darkness moved in on our lives the Light that is Jesus could shine brighter.
I am a person of freedom and I move through this world with the confidence that I am loved by God. I am a happy stranger passing through, enjoying myself along the way. Yes I get disappointed at the reality of the world system, sometimes it has tried to way me down but I cut the ties of appearance worship. I have no room for that in my life at all.
So what has this revelation taught me and what am I do do about it?
When I’m doing life I want to know people for who they are and not what they do or don’t possess. I don’t care if your rich or poor or ugly or beautiful I really don’t care. I want to see you and who you really are. I know that it would be terrifying for some to reveal who they really are but trust be it’s way better then the ridicules mask that I can see right through.
I really hope to inspire and encourage people to be themselves and come and swim in the deep end of life. trust me there’s less pressure there.